General Supplies for all Watercolor Classes
Covered Watercolor Palette – Get one with a big mixing area and large wells (ex. John  Pike Palette or Tom Lynch Palette)

Brushes -  At the minimum, I suggest that you have the following brushes available –        
•       
 3/4” and 1/2” Flat Brush – The following are recommended: Old Holland series 7002 #20 and #12 (available through
Jerry's Artarama), Stratford & York Balmoral (available through ArtXpress), or Kolinsky S2410 #14 & #20 (available through The
Italian Art Store). You want a long handled brush that is soft, will hold a lot of watercolor and maintain a sharp edge.
•        
#10 or #12 Round – Creative Mark Rhapsody (Jerry's Artarama). Also acceptable Winsor & Newton Sceptre Gold II and
Lowe & Cornell series 7020.
•        
#6  Round –  Winsor & Newton #6 Kolinsky Pointed Round. A brush that will hold a sharp point for a few details in your
artwork.
          
SEPTEMBER 2014 -NOTE REGARDING BRUSHES Due to the current situation, the availability of Kolinsky brushes is VERY
limited. No telling when this situation will improve. Though not a recommendation, per se, the best alternatives for my Rock
Valley students are the Winsor & Newton Cotman brushes. They are available at the local retailers. I have placed the list with my
Jerry's Artarama Cart. I suggest the following: #666 One Stroke Flat 3/4", #777 Aquarelle 1/2" flat (#666 One Stroke Flat 1/2" as an
alternate), #111 Round #12 , #222 Designers Round #6.

Bucket – Five Quart capacity

Pencil – 2B or HB lead.

Kneaded Eraser

Windex brand Pump (not trigger) Spray Bottle
- Woodman's Market: East end of Aisle 16.

Facial Tissues (plain, without Aloe)

Paper Towels

Old Bath Towel

Inexpensive Kitchen Sponge


Items listed above are used in all classes. Level 2 and Advanced classes should consider
these  additional items.

Composition Finder - I recommend the combination  Viewfinder Value Guide (Jerry'sArtarama #79541)

Drawing Board – To use to clip or tape watercolor paper. Use as a support.

1-1/2” or 2” Wash Brush – I utilize Isabey Series 6421 wash brushes and Winsor & Newton Series 965 wash brushes.

Bulldog Clips and/or Gummed Kraft Paper Tape – Optional but very helpful

White Magic Rub Eraser - Optional

Spiral Bound Sketch Book – 12” x 9”. Available as 60# to 80# paper weight. Use to record your ideas and create your thumbnail
sketches

Notebook or Folder – Your resource for Photos and Pictures.

Micron Pen – Optional -.01 size nib, available at Michael's.

Trigger Spray Bottle – Optional. Needs to provide a hard spray to wash off the “oops”

Hair Dryer – Optional but very helpful

Masking Fluid, Cheap Nylon Brush and a Bar of Soap – Optional

Drafting Tape/Watercolor Tape – Optional

Old Toothbrush – Optional

White Charcoal Pencil - Optional

Colored Pencils – Optional. A few colors can add highlights to your paintings.

White Gouache Paint – Optional. (Pronounced G-Wash). An opaque watercolor to use for highlights. Can be mixed with
transparent watercolors.

Pocket or Palette Knife – Optional.

I purchase most of my supplies through the following companies:

Jerry’s Artarama, 1-800-827-8478, www.jerrysartarama.com
Cheap Joe's Warehouse, 1-800-227-2788, www.cheapjoes.com
Dick Blick,1-800-447-8192,  www.dickblick.com
ArtXpress, 1-800-535-5908, www.artxpress.com
The Italian Art Store, 1-800-643-6440, www.italianartstore.com


Please contact me if you have any additional questions.

Tom Linden
815-399-6399
tom@tomlindenart.com
These are the supplies I use during my classes,
workshops and in the studio. If you plan to attend one
of my classes or workshops, I reccommend--but don't
require--that you consider purchasing these supplies.

Please note that if you use different brands, you might
get different results.

If you need help ordering these supplies, please
contact me.
© 2017 Tom Linden Art Studios.  All rights reserved.
tom@tomlindenart.com

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Watercolor Paper  
•         22” x 30” sheets of Arches 140# Cold Pressed.

Paints
I work with Winsor & Newton Artist Watercolors. Holbien Artists Watercolors are
also acceptable. The color formulas are vibrant and consistent.  I also find
Holbein Artists Watercolors to be an acceptable alternative. Other brands have
therir own color formulas which may or may not be similar to the Winsor &
Newton.  This can sometimes lead to undesirable results.  Do not scrimp; buy
the best.  I recommend you purchase the 14 ml tubes or larger.  I utilize the
following colors in my classes:

•        Winsor Lemon  (not Lemon Yellow)
•        Aureolin Yellow
•        Yellow Ochre
•        Cadmium Orange
•        Winsor Red
•        Alizarin Crimson
•        Cerulean Blue
•        Cobalt Blue
•        French Ultramarine Blue
•        Prussian Blue
•        Hookers Green Dark
•        Burnt Sienna
Shadowed Box
If you are going to try to save a little money, PLEASE DO Not skimp on the paper.